St. Benedict School

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St. Benedict School is a PreK-3 through Grade 8 Catholic School which cultivates the academic, spiritual, social, and moral development of its students in a safe learning and teaching environment.
The school nurtures a strong sense of community, high academic standards, discipline, and respect.
Our curriculum includes a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, [the] Arts, and Math) and is deep in the traditions that have made our school community a welcoming atmosphere for over 95 years.
In 2016 & 2017, our Elementary School was the top ranked among all private elementary schools and #8 overall (public & private) for the 8 counties of Western New York.
Our goal is to provide the best value Catholic education in northern Erie County, and to prepare our students for continued success in High School, College & beyond!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAIS help available for Math & ELA. Individual Literacy Profiles are developed for all students in primary school.
Year Founded1921

Student Body

Total Students621 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Benedict School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Green collared shirt with blue pants. Semiformal options for upperclassmen.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,660
Tuition NotesVaries by program.

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Mathletes, NJHS, Spanish Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Book Club, Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls On The Run

School Notes

  • St. Benedict School is a PreK-3 through Grade 8 Catholic School which cultivates the academic, spiritual, social, and moral development of its students in a safe learning and teaching environment. The school nurtures a strong sense of community, high academic standards, discipline, and respect. Our curriculum includes a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, [the] Arts, and Math) and is deep in the traditions that have made our school community a welcoming atmosphere for 95 years. In 2016 & 2017, our Elementary School was the top ranked among all private elementary schools and #7 overall (public & private) for the 8 counties of Western New York. Our Middle School has been in the Top 10 among all public & private schools for the past 3 years.  In 2016, our school was recognized as a "WNY STEM School on the Move".  Our goal is to provide the best value Catholic education in northern Erie County, and to prepare our students for continued success in High School, College & beyond!  You don't have to be Catholic to attend St. Benedict School, you just have to want the best!
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